July 24, 2008
Curly fries with ketchup and cheese are among the summertime delicacies that can be enjoyed at the Boone County Fair.
"His friends call him 'H-O-Double-G,'" said the announcer about racing pig Snoop Hoggy Hogg during the pig races at the Boone County Fair.
"Sarah Jessica Porker" was the name of one of the pigs at Hedrick's Pig Races during the Boone County Fair.
Boone County Southern District Commissioner candidate, Sid Sullivan, meets with supporters at a campaign event at Orr Street Studio.
From left, Kyle Perry, 11, Alan Perry, 13, Andrew Perry, 16, Luke Currey, 11, Blake Chappell, 8, and Zach Westfall, 10, wait for their rabbits to be judged in the Minirex portion of the Junior Rabbit Show competition at the Boone County Fair on Thursday.
Signs reading "Fried Bologna Sandwiches," "Thick Juicy Burgers" and "Chicken on a Stick" are common sights at the Boone County Fair. Vegetarian and Columbia Missourian reporter Julia Haslanger ate one of the few vegetarian options, mozarella sticks, at the fair Thursday night.
The dust from the gravel road leading to the Hills' house on Moon Valley Road sometimes settles onto leaves when cars drive by.
Roger and Donna Hills discuss the excessive dust that led them to voice their concerns to Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe. Vehicles driven along Moon Valley Road, which leads to their driveway, kick up dust especially after the road has been graded and is dry, or depending on the weather, the Hills said. The dust then settles in their house.
Bill Wickersham is an adjunct professor of peace studies at MU.
Tom Warhover is the executive editor of the Missourian. Contact him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (573) 882-5734.
Jake Sherlock is the Missourian's opinion editor.
Stuart Loory, who holds the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the MU School of Journalism, is the moderator of the weekly radio program "Global Journalist." It airs at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on KBIA/91.3 FM or at www.globaljournalist.org.
George Kennedy writes a weekly opinion column for the Missourian.
J. Karl Miller writes a weekly opinion column for the Missourian.
Rose Nolen writes a weekly opinion column for the Missourian.